Wednesday, December 22, 2010

In an utterly unexpected move, the US Court of Appeals has ruled that the government must have a search warrant before it can secretly seize and search emails stored by email service providers.  An amazing call - the US Legal system makes a decision based more on human rights and common sense than on an overbearing political "need" to have free reign over everyone's personal lives.

The EFF blog post about this decision can be found here.

Let's hope this leads to a rash of sensible decisions to be made in the USA's courtrooms, especially around personal privacy and human rights.

The Outspoken Wookie

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